Betty Ann Heyerdahl
Betty Ann Heyerdahl, 87, Reedsburg, Wis., passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Casa de Oakes, Reedsburg. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 9, at the Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg. Burial was held Tuesday, July 10, in Luther Valley Church Cemetery, Beloit, Wis. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted for an educational scholarship in Betty’s name.
Betty was born Oct. 7, 1930, in Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Mable (Halverson) Holtan. She grew up on a farm near Fertile, where she graduated from high school in 1948. Betty later graduated from Waldorf College where she met her husband, Lawrence Heyerdahl. They married May 31, 1950. This marriage was blessed with six children. Lawrence preceded her in death.
Betty was a homemaker, raising and caring for her family was her greatest joy. She was a devoted wife and mother. Betty was a former member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Green Bay, Wis., and currently a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Reedsburg. She enjoyed participating in Lutheran Women’s activities, as well as church choir in the various Lutheran Churches of which she was a member.
Betty was a phenomenal embroiderer, and was a member of the Embroiderers Guild of America. She helped organized EGA regional seminars at which she was an instructor. She enjoyed baking, playing bridge, golfing and also cherished the many friendships she made while spending winters in Florida.
Betty is survived by her children and their spouses: Dr. Dan (Karen) Heyerdahl, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Nancy (Jeffrey) Bump, La Valle, Wis.; Douglas (Jill) Heyerdahl, Cedar Creek, Texas; Timothy (Kelly) Heyerdahl, Alpharetta, Ga.; Steven (Darcy) Heyerdahl, Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Debra Heyerdahl, La Valle, Wis.; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; along with other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark; brother, Arvid Holtan; and sister, Norma Wakeley.